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Beliefs should be like fluid entities within the mind, some malleable and doubtful, others more viscous and certain. But feeling certain should never be confused with being incontestable. Once a belief is allowed to solidify, it becomes like a shackle on the mind, inhibiting exploration, learning and growth. A fluid mind should never allow a belief to be so hardened that it is beyond rational scrutiny. A fluid mind always invites rational examination upon even its most cherished convictions.

“[The history of probability is] the history of rational methods of dealing with uncertainty,...methods devised in law, science, commerce, philosophy, and logic to get at the truth in all cases in which certainty is not attainable. It includes evaluation of evidence by judges and juries, legal presumptions, balancing of reasons for and against scientific theories, drug trials, [and so on]. It excludes methods like divination or the consulting of oracles, which are substitutes for reasoning about uncertainty.”

—James Franklin